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Teen Playwright Contest

Thursday, October 31, 2019
All Locations
If you're an aspiring playwright, this is your chance to shine!  Submit an 8-15 minute full scene written in English and saved as a PDF by emailing contest@daytonmetrolibrary.org. Please number the pages of your script and include on your title page only: a cast list, your name, email, phone, school, and grade.  No musicals or children's plays will be accepted.  Your work must be your own original work, not be previously published or performed, and Dayton Metro Library reserves the right to not select a winner.  Winners in each category (Grades 7-8, 9-10, and 11-12) will be featured as a stage reading at the awards ceremony on December 14th.  Writers must be available for workshops and rehearsals.  Winners will be announced 11-16-19 at the StoryCon: Teen program at the Main Library.


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Teen Fiction Contest

Saturday, November 30, 2019
All Locations
Are you a teen author? Have you always wanted to be a teen author? This is your chance.  Submit your entry via email to contest@daytonmetrolibrary.org during the month of November.  Entries will be accepted in four categories: Grades 7-9  Flash Fiction (500 words or less), Grades 10-12 Flash Fiction (500 words or less), Grades 7-9 General Fiction (500-2000 words), and Grades 10-12 General Fiction (500-2000 words).  Winners will be awarded Amazon Gift Cards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category.  
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MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro Library

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab B, 1st Floor
MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro Library

Begin your preparation for the HSE (High School Equivalence) GED, HiSet, TASC with FREE Adult Classes offered by Miami Valley Career Technology Center at the Dayton Metro Library. Practice reading, writing, math, and critical thinking skills that form the foundation of HSE success. Engage in workplace skills with Key Train/Work Keys training, ADP (Adult Diploma Program options) and studying with career coaching. Classes held at the Main Library Technology Lab B, 215 E Third Street, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Contact Miami Valley Career Technology Center Aspire program at 937-854-6287.


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Talk Tables

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, casual atmosphere? Talk Tables at the Dayton Metro Library provide a place for individuals to engage in conversation and learn about helpful resources too.  Talk Tables meets in the New Americans section on the 2nd floor.
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Mother Goose on the Loose

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers. For children up to 36 months with a caregiver.
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Tech Training at Your Pace

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor

Need help with your device or more practice after your computer class? Library tech staff will informally assist you with various technology-related subjects. You are welcome to bring in your own device for assistance. Registration is not required and assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note: Library staff cannot provide technical assistance for fixing computer problems, assist in the creation of content, or provide guidance in personal decisions.


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Play and Learn

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
Story Corner, 1st Floor
Children ages 0-3 and caregivers can enjoy unstructured playtime with a variety of fun, developmentally appropriate toys that encourage literacy and learning. This program provides a great opportunity for socializing your child as well as making connections with other parents.
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Teen Apple Carving: Shrunken Heads

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Bassani Theater Off Third, 3rd Floor
Make shrunken heads out of peeled, carved, and dried apples in this creepy fall craft program for teens. The longer you keep your apple, the scarier it will look. For grades 7-12.
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Mother Goose on the Loose

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers. For children up to 36 months with a caregiver.
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Cancelled

Rare Book Collecting & Evaluation

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
Community Room 2B. 2nd Floor
Due to a scheduling conflict, this program has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Nov 12. Same time and location. We will automatically transfer your reservations later today. Thank you
Wondering if a book in your collection may be valuable? Owen Kubik of Kubik Fine Books will share tips for being a savvy book collector. His 15-minute presentation is followed by an “Antiques Roadshow” style evaluation of books brought in by the audience, so dust off that old book and bring it to the program!  

This presentation is free and open to attend; to bring a book to have evaluated, please register in advance.There is a limit of one book per person.

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Baby Storytime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
It’s never too early to grow a child’s love of learning. This is an early literacy-based program using music, rhymes, stories and more. For children up to 24 months with a caregiver.
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MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro Library

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab B, 1st Floor
MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro Library

Begin your preparation for the HSE (High School Equivalence) GED, HiSet, TASC with FREE Adult Classes offered by Miami Valley Career Technology Center at the Dayton Metro Library. Practice reading, writing, math, and critical thinking skills that form the foundation of HSE success. Engage in workplace skills with Key Train/Work Keys training, ADP (Adult Diploma Program options) and studying with career coaching. Classes held at the Main Library Technology Lab B, 215 E Third Street, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Contact Miami Valley Career Technology Center Aspire program at 937-854-6287.


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Nonprofit Law: Foundational Basics

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Community Room 2B. 2nd Floor

Legal advice for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, like other corporations, is needed to understand the complex web of overlapping state and federal regulations by which they are governed. This presentation will give nonprofit leaders an overview of the most common legal issues and questions our nonprofit clients face, including governance, compliance, employment, intellectual property, and utilizing volunteers.


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Robot Wonders

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
Learn coding with Dash and Dot robots. Develop a better understanding of robotics and problem solving skills.
Grades 4-8
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Family Storytime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
An opportunity for quality family time with books, songs and activities that parents and their children can enjoy together. 
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macOS: Essentials

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
macOS: Essentials

macOS Essentials: discover how an Apple computer looks and operates compared to a PC; with a review of essential set up with a focus on learning how to navigate the macOS interface. Training session requires participants to bring their own device and advance registration.

This "bring your own device" series provides an overview of the Apple's operating system for MacBook and iMac computers. Half-instructional, half-open lab, each session focuses on specific topics related to what every Mac user should know with time for user-specific questions of general usage. Each session requires participants to bring their own device and advance registration.


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Introduction to 3D Printing

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor

Learn about the basics and how to get started with 3D printing.  We will cover the 3D printer itself, 3D file formats and modeling software, and more.  Includes live 3D Printer demo.


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Career & Learning Expo

3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor
If you are entering or re-entering the workforce, looking for job training, one:one career coaching, or interested in learning more about education options and financial aid – this Expo is perfect for you! 
Exhibitors include:
Better Business Bureau
Brunner Literacy Center
CareSource Job Connect
The Catalyst Program
Central Michigan University
Clark State Community College
Central State University
Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce/Dayton Logistics Assoc
Dayton Metro Library
Dayton Area Electrical JATC
Dayton VA Medical Center - Benefits
Dean Waggenspack Career Coach
DeVry University/ Keller Graduate School of Management
Discovery Lab - Global
Drivers Edge CDL Training Academy
Edison State Community College
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Franklin University
Girl Develop it Dayton
Hobart Institute of Welding Technology
Indiana Weslyan University
Dayton Life Enrichment Center
Liberty Home Health Care
Miami Valley CTC Adult Education/Aspire
Miami Valley Community Action Partnership
Miami Valley Works a service of GESMV
Montgomery County's Mini University
New Horizons Computer Learning Center of Dayton
Ohio Valley Construction Education Foundation
Ohio Means Jobs/ Montgomery County Development Services
Ohio University
Omnicom Workforce Solutions 
Park University - Wright Patterson AFB
Premier Health
Project Read
Sinclair
Sinclair Community College- Workforce Development
United Rehabilitation Services - Employment Services Dept.
Wesley Community Center
Wilburforce University
Wright State Admissions
Xavier University

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Fairy Houses

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor

Use natural materials to build a home for that fairy, pixie, or sprite who might live in your yard or garden. Whether you build pine cone towers or flower roofs, you will create a home fit for a fairy queen.

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macOS: File Management

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
macOS: Files, Folders and the Finder, an introduction to macOS file management. Review the different ways of working within the file system of a Macintosh computer. Training session requires participants to bring their own device and advance registration.

This "bring your own device" series provides an overview of the Apple's operating system for MacBook and iMac computers. Half-instructional, half-open lab, each session focuses on specific topics related to what every Mac user should know with time for user-specific questions of general usage. Each session requires participants to bring their own device and advance registration.
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Wait, don’t laminate! Preserving your personal archives

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
Conference Room 3A, 3rd Floor
In honor of American Archives Month this workshop will give participants basic information about protecting their personal archives at home. Topics covered will include the preservation of photographs and paper as well as electronic documents. Participants will learn about the best options for storage and environmental conditions as well as tips for simple file organization.  
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African Drumming Workshop

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor
Discover West African Rhythm through drumming and dance.  Learn the three basic sounds of the African djembe, a goblet-shaped drum popular in West Africa.  Sogbety Diomande, a drummer and performer from the Ivory Coast will teach the basic techniques of hand drumming, focusing on drumming styles found in the Ivory Coast.  Q & A with the artist follows.

This workshop will be followed by a performance of West African Rhythm with Sogbety

Sogbety Diomande has been drumming since his early teens, playing the traditional drum music of the West African region in which he was raised. Since moving to the United States in 1997, Diomande has performed with a number of dance companies, including the Mask Dance Company; the Kotchenga Dance Company; Company Kobake; the Djoniba Dance Company; and Tokounou, a Guinean dance and drum company. He also performed on Jimmy Buffet’s tour in 2000 and as a resident artist at Disney World’s Harambe African Village. More recently, Diomande has been teaching drumming in the U.S., including regularly teaching in his adopted home of Ohio.
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West African Rhythm with Sogbety

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor
Get a glimpse of West Africa with Sogbety Diomande, native of the Ivory Coast, through drumming and dance, colorful costumes, musical instruments, rhythms and songs. This interactive performance is sure to engage and delight all audiences!

Come early for Sogbety's African Drumming Workshop.

Sogbety Diomande has been drumming since his early teens, playing the traditional drum music of the West African region in which he was raised. Since moving to the United States in 1997, Diomande has performed with a number of dance companies, including the Mask Dance Company; the Kotchenga Dance Company; Company Kobake; the Djoniba Dance Company; and Tokounou, a Guinean dance and drum company. He also performed on Jimmy Buffet’s tour in 2000 and as a resident artist at Disney World’s Harambe African Village. More recently, Diomande has been teaching drumming in the U.S., including regularly teaching in his adopted home of Ohio.
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Sunday Movies @ Main - The Awakening (2012)

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor
This haunting thriller is set in 1921, in a post-war England where many of the bereaved seek solace in spiritualism. Haunted by the death of her fiance, Florence Cathcart (Rebecca Hall) is committed to debunking supernatural claims. When she is asked to visit a boarding school in the countryside to investigate the alleged sightings of a ghostly young boy, she feels compelled to take the job.

She sets to work, laying traps and gathering scientific evidence. Gradually secrets begin to unravel and the mystery surrounding the ghost appears nothing more than a prank. As Florence is set to leave, however, she experiences a chilling encounter that defies all reason. 

Official Selection at the Toronto International Film Festival and the London Film Festival.

"An enjoyably old-fashioned ghost story in the vein of "The Others" and "The Orphanage." - Sara Stewart, The New York Post

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MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro Library

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab B, 1st Floor
MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro Library

Begin your preparation for the HSE (High School Equivalence) GED, HiSet, TASC with FREE Adult Classes offered by Miami Valley Career Technology Center at the Dayton Metro Library. Practice reading, writing, math, and critical thinking skills that form the foundation of HSE success. Engage in workplace skills with Key Train/Work Keys training, ADP (Adult Diploma Program options) and studying with career coaching. Classes held at the Main Library Technology Lab B, 215 E Third Street, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Contact Miami Valley Career Technology Center Aspire program at 937-854-6287.


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